Celebrity Sihouette Cruise 2013, Fantastic Vacation

We could not have been more happy with our Celebrity Silhouette cruise over Spring Break with the kids from March 17th to March 31st. I have so many detailed items about which to write that I plan to write a few separate articles over the coming days detailing some of the highlights and the few […]

Christmas 2012

Well Christmas 2012 was a great time family and fun. Savannah is now head chef around here with Steve demoted to carving station attendant. But that combination plus our foolproof rib roast recipe did not disappoint us on Christmas eve. Savannah cooked up a fantastic meal of Red Wine Risotto with peas, homemade brioche, and […]

Football and Cheer Come (Almost) to an End in 2012

This year we had the joy of watching Savannah cheer at the home JV football games, watch Sean play some awesome defensive line, (and occasional offensive line), and then got to see them both at the play off games. We were thrilled the the coach decided to bring all of the cheerleaders to support the […]

Fun Weekend

We had a fun weekend this past weekend – a chance to get out of town and spend some family time together. Savannah had a cheerleading competition in Phoenix all day Saturday. Her school, Empire High School, did extremely well. They had multiple solo cheer winners as well as all three squads (JV, Pom, and […]

Our Honeymoon Cruise on the Grand Dame Rotterdam

This weekend Suzanne was rummaging through the closet and came across a box with some of our old pictures and videos from our honeymoon cruise almost 20 years ago. We took a wonderful cruise to Alaska onboard the venerable Holland America Rotterdam. She was commissioned in 1958 and sailed the seas until 2000 when she […]

First 2012 Photo Albums Available

Its only July, but we finally got a few pictures uploaded to some albums! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Its not like we haven’t been doing things, just have not taken as many pictures as usual. Of course, lacking a true family vacation this year has not helped either. Anyways, enjoy the pictures and we will try to do […]

Monsoon Image

Nice image of an approaching monsoon storm coming up from Mexico. Lovely double rainbow preceding the storm. No, thats not a camera or digital artifact. Unfortunately, it never did rain. ๐Ÿ™

Another Boring Mountain Empire Sunset

You can’t get enough of these sunsets in the Mountain Empire of Arizona.

Cienega Fire Sweeps Through Star View

The Cienega fire swept through Star View estates in Sonoita, prompting evacuations with no time to collect belongings. Luckily the most of the occupied lots in the neighborhood had been mowed at the end of rainy season last year, so the firefighters were able to protect all the houses. This was a very scary close […]

My New Audi A6

I recently decided it was time for a new car. I have been driving my current vehicle, a Mercedes E350 for 5 years now. I have put 120,000 miles on the car and it has been an absolutely wonderful car. Suzanne’s car is getting long in the tooth too and I really don’t want to […]